The Ararat-Eskijian Museum The National Association for Armenian Studies and research (NAASR) the Armenian Jewellers Foundation Present Treasures of Western Armenia A Conference on Material Culture & Genocide in Western Armenia

Sunday, October, 25, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Ararat-Eskijian Museum—Sheen Chapel

There is little information available in English on the material culture of Western Armenia. The recent joint publication by the Geneva-based Armenian Jewellers Foundation and the Russian Museum of Ethnography has revealed, for the first time, the ethnographic collection and records of the 1916 Scientific Expedition to Armenia led by Alexander Miller. The Treasures of Western Armenia contains valuable artifacts, traditional costumes and jewelry made and used by ordinary Armenians at the time. This knowledge exchange seminar will explore the themes of material civilization before the 1915 Genocide, its special characteristics, and ultimate fate.

Featuring the Following Presentations

“The Effects of Genocide on Culture and Civilization in Western Armenia”

By Dr. Rouben Adalian, Director, Armenian National Institute, Washington, D.C.

“The Lost Treasures of Western Armenia: The Miller Collection of 1916”

by Mr. Hratch Kaspar, Director of Strategic Planning, Armenian Jewellers Foundation, Geneva

“Traditional Armenian Design Patterns Across Various Arts”

by Mr. Hratch Kozibeyokian, President, Armenian Rugs Society, Los Angeles

15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345

Admission free (donations appreciated)

Copies of the book Treasures of Armenia will be available during the conference

Exhibition and reception following program at Deukmejian Banquet Hall Foyer

For more information call the Ararat-Eskijian Museum at 747-500-7585 or